|Underserved countries in winter season
24,100 one way indirect passengers in 2012
3,400 one way indirect passengers in 2012
5,100 one way indirect passengers in 2012
1,900 one way indirect passengers in 2012
|Ireland (Dublin, Shannon)|
|Czech Republic (Prague)|
6,700 one way indirect passengers in 2012
1,200 one way indirect passengers in 2012
1,400 one way indirect passengers in 2012
Other major reasons to serve this airport
- Strong potential to distribute traffic to Africa from a European quality airport placed in the African region.
- A major biosphere reserve.
- 365 beach days, sunny all year long, more than 120 beaches and a great place to practice sports in full nature: trekking, climbing and bike circuits, nautical sports specially sailing, surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving and fishing.
- Facilities for diverse sports such as sailing, golf, diving, etc. Quality destination for nautical tourism as promoted by the Spanish Tourism Board.
- Facilities for hosting congresses, seminars and similar events.
- This island is called a “Miniature Continent” due to the different climates and variety of landscapes found.
- Stunning beaches (Maspalomas and Las Canteras) and nature reserves (Tamadaba and Pilancones).
- Aircraft maintenance hangars as a great repair center in the Mid-Atlantic region.
- Gran Canaria has become a popular destination for Nordic countries.
Marketing and other support
- Incentives are available in the Spanish airports in 2013:
- New route incentive: 50% discount in the passenger and security charges during the first year of operation of the new route to a new destination and 25% discount in the second year.
- Transfer incentive: 20% discount on passenger and security charges for the connecting passengers.
- PR support for new routes such as:
- Opening flight ceremony: a press release, water cannon salute at the opening flight.
- Promotional discounts: Discount at the Airport’s parking for the passengers of the new route, discounts at participating airport F&B points, discount at the Airport´s VIP lounge for the passengers
- Promotion of the new route: Promotion of the new route at Aena’s web page and social networks.
- Publicity at the airport: Space at the airport for publicity
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- Potential cooperation from the Spanish Tourism Board (Tourspain): email@example.com
- Market information: statistics & market analysis upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org
- To contact the local authorities, please go to http://www.canarias-turismo.com
- Within 90mins: 845,000 (the whole population of the island)
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
- For freight opportunities go to: http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es/csee/Satellite/comercial/en/Page/1237559484370/Air-cargo.html
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- Las Palmas Port is the major ship repair centre in the Mid-Atlantic region, specialists for oil rig repairs (new LPA cargo customer).
- Las Palmas Port is a major base of tourist cruisers specially in winter. It has been highly competitive both as a base port and as a stop off port, could generate a source of business in air transport of the operations at base port on the island. In 2012: a total of 159,506 passengers (37.44% of total passengers to arrive at the Port) were picked up and dropped off. Recently Aida, one of the best operators, has declared Las Palmas as one of its base ports.
- The Port of Las Palmas is not only the first port of the Canary Islands, it is one of the main ports of Spain and the first of the geographical area of West Africa
- In terms of annual TEU, the port of Las Palmas ranks as the 5th in Spain, and is among the first 15 ports of Europe
- Attractive fiscal and economic incentives: the island’s special status within the European Union permits it to have reduced direct and indirect taxation, as well as various fiscal incentives and economic aid for business investment.
- Reduced Taxation:
- Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC): A low Corporation Tax Zone (4%) that promotes the establishment of new businesses, conditional upon minimum levels of investment and job creation.
- Discount for production of tangible assets: An incentive that offers a 50% reduction on tax liability on profits attributed to production and industrial activities.
- Canary Islands General Indirect Tax: A tax that is similar to VAT but specific to the Canary Islands and with lower applicable rates. The general rate is 5%.
- Special taxes: Taxes on fuels, alcoholic drinks and certain types of transport are significantly lower than those in the rest of the European Union.
- Gran Canaria Free Zone: A customs-free zone in which goods can be stored, transformed and distributed for an unlimited period of time without the imposition of tariffs or taxes.
- Reduced Taxation:
- The airport is located on the east coast of the island at 18km from the island’s capital city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
- Access to the airport from the south of the island and from the capital is possible via the GC-1 motorway. This road crosses the island of Gran Canaria from north to south and to the east
- Line 60: Gran Canaria Airport – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- Line 91: Playa del Cura – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
- Line 66: Gran Canaria Airport – Faro de Maspalomas
- Line 90: Telde – Faro de Maspalomas
- Line 5: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – Faro de Maspalomas
Infrastructure & Operations:
- 2 runways: 3100m x 45m
- Slot Coordinated
- Operating hours: 24
- Terminals: 1
- AIP: http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite/navegacion-aerea/en/Page/1078418725163/?other=1083158950596&other2=1083857758250#ancla316
Important infrastructure developments and/or other news
The port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the winner of the “2010 Best Cruise destination” award by the Cruises News Media Group. In 2010, it handled 240,000 cruise passengers, more over it has became an important oil rig repair port-based due to the connections, security levels and its geographic location.
For further information, go to:
- Canary Islands government
- Las Palmas Municipal Tourist Board
- Gran Canaria Island Council Tourist Office
- Tourism in Spain
- Passengers (commercial):
- Domestic: 3,969,940
- International: 5,721,190
- Air Transport Movements:
- Scheduled: 72.0%
- Charter: 28.0%
- Freight: 20,603,186 tons.
- Largest carriers: Binter+ Naysa, Ryanair, Air Europa, Iberia and TUIfly